Bubba Stewart: ‘I am someone that upholds the law’

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Speaking in an official statement about Monday’s arrest, Supercross champion James “Bubba” Stewart said, “I hope to resolve this incident quickly and show people that I am someone that upholds the law and someone they can respect as a competitor and as a person.” Bubba spent Monday night in Jail after accidentally pulling over a car full of off-duty cops while impersonating a police officer.

The complete statement, undoubtedly written by a publicist, reads like a heavily sanitized version of the Florida State Trooper’s story:

“On Monday, March 27, at 4:50 p.m., James Stewart was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer.  The incident occurred on Florida’s Highway 417 in Orlando, as Stewart was taking a friend to the airport to catch his flight.  According to police reports, Stewart allegedly used his vehicle lights and red and blue lights to slow down a vehicle containing off duty police officers that had passed his vehicle.  Stewart was in street clothes and never exited his vehicle during the incident.  No confrontation or exchange of words between the officers and Stewart occurred.  Stewart was not charged with any dangerous driving or any other negative action.   The police report is clear that once Stewart slowed the police officers’ vehicle that he then drove towards the airport; several miles later, Stewart and his friend were pulled over at the airport where they fully cooperated with police.

“Stewart is extremely sorry that the incident occurred and that any negative inferences may arise that reflect poorly on his fans, his team, or his sponsors.  Stewart will continue working with authorities to resolve the incident quickly.

“In James’ words:  “Thanks to all that are standing by me.   I hope to resolve this incident quickly and show people that I am someone that upholds the law and someone they can respect as a competitor and as a person.”

“Stewart is free to race and is preparing for this weekend’s Supercross race in Arlington, Texas.  He and his team will continue competing in the remainder of the Supercross series.”

Note that words like “pull over” have been replaced with “slow down” and “flee” with “drove towards.”

Does all this sort of remind you of a little fat kid from Colorado?

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  • moby grape

    Maybe President Obama will give him a DEA badge like Nixon gave Elvis.

  • Miticale

    “Bubba spent Monday night in Jail after accidentally pulling over a car full of off-duty cops while impersonating a police officer.”

    Hard for me to accept the coincidence of the car he pulled over being cops “an accident”- God knows how many other cars he got to move that same day (and through the span of him having those lights or in the extreme sense, his life) before landing himself some cops. Played cool, got caught, pay the crime, move on.

    • Cajun58

      I’m sure that’s how he drives the roads near his FL home every god damn day he’s in his vehicle. I’m surprised others haven’t come forward to indicate that they were also pulled over that truck of his is hard to miss.

  • Chris Davis

    “In James’ words:…I am someone that upholds the law….”

    No, that is what got you in this position in the first place. Law enforcement officers uphold the law. You are a civilian. You must *abide by* the law. Repeat after me James; I am not a police officer.

    • Cajun58

      Thanks for the civic lesson it shed light on an otherwise murky situation.

  • pavinguire

    respect my authoritie!

    • Mr.Paynter

      **AUTHORATAH!

  • Nate

    Bubba needs to hire a different PR person, his 17 year old niece isn’t cutting it.

    • Cajun58

      How exactly does James have a 17 year old niece.

  • slowtire

    Throw in Boss Hogg, Daisy Duke and Cooter and we’ve got a movie.

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    Good press release.

    Well you would have to be plain stupid to put out a press release that said “yeah we were up to no good and got busted, then tried to get the **** out of dodge.”

    All publicity is good publicity!

  • Cajun58

    Are FHP called Fhips or Fhippies? Anyway I’d like to have seen the off-duty cop furiously waving his badge out the window in an attempt to identify himself as Johnny Law. I’ll bet he wishes he’d had some red and blue flashing lights of his own.

  • Isaac

    James “Ponch” Stewart.

    or Dumbass whatever you preffer.